Asked about the spat at a news conference following Fri’s open FCC meeting, FCC interim chair Mignon Clyburn said she’s “ready to consider appropriate action” if the dispute continues, but didn’t elaborate. The FCC is actively monitoring the dispute and is in touch with both parties, she said. “It’s Day 7… I am deeply disappointed… and really distressed” that the companies are still unable to reach an agreement, she said. Meanwhile, Public Knowledge’s Harold Feld laments the state of retrans today and other industry players weigh in.
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FCC interim chair Mignon Clyburn will work on ways to free up more spectrum for broadband and address media ownership issues while she’s still leading the Commission, she said during the FCC’s Open Meeting Fri. More on the agency’s agenda here.
Macquarie Securities analysts were bullish on Scripps Networks’ outlook and comment on AMC Networks’ growth as well.